January 4, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Movement Medicine: Primal Patterns
Explore mindful movement through space, off the mat, and towards your primal instincts. In this all-levels workshop, students will explore movement patterns that are seldom found in ‘traditional’ yoga practice, yet are vital to moving well in the world. This workshop provides a bridge between classical yoga asana and functional movement patterns that cultivate confidence, strength, coordination, resilience & ease within a life that’s always in motion.
Leave your mat at home, and come ready to play!
Learning Objectives Include:
primal movement patterns
the treasures of ground & floor-based practice
locomotion, transitions through levels (supine -> sitting -> 4s -> feet -> hands + dynamic balance)
tensional integrity or floating compression
mobility vs flexibility
essential elements of coordination & adaptability
Movement Medicine: Nature’s Pathways
Yogic embodiment practices heighten connection to our instinctual body, and bring an ease to flowing with life. In this session, students will examine the patterns of Nature within the body and use them as guidance for movement practice pathways. Areas of focus involve concepts from modern movement science and somatics in application to joint health, proprioception and caring for our nervous system. We will diversify our embodied awareness through floorwork, fluid core connection, joint mobilization, and mini vinyāsas that liberate familiar movements from linear models of imagining the body. This workshop invites students to unwind habitual movement patterns and expand options for greater ease in the movements of life as well as our embodied practices.
Learning objectives include:
- variation in human form
- joint centration (alignment) & safety
- sustainability of movement practices
- a look into modern movement science
- the magic of interoception (internal, embodied awareness)
- the power of free-form movement
Short video: https://youtu.be/FHClYSZWRl8
Sign up by December 28 for 15% off this course.
This course provides 2 Elective Contact Hours for YGSF’s 300 Hour Program
YGSF Members receive 10% off the regular price of this workshop. Alumni receive 15% off the regular price of this workshop.